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cov·ered bridge

A bridge whose roadway is enclosed by a roof and by walls on both sides.
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Covered Bridge

A bridge with wooden trusses and a roof so that the trusses were protected from the weather.
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Noun1.Covered Bridge - a bridge whose passageway is protected by a roof and enclosing sidescovered bridge - a bridge whose passageway is protected by a roof and enclosing sides
bridge, span - a structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an obstacle such as a river or canal or railway etc.
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The doomed man was marched down a hall and out at a door-way into the covered Bridge of Sighs, through it and into the dungeon and unto his death.
At one time, New York had more than 300 covered bridges, stretching from Long Island to the western part of the state.
He was an Air Force veteran and a career railroad man whose passions included trains, covered bridges, painting and the love of his hometown Pittsburgh, PA.
From covered bridges, historic taverns, and impressive estates, the history of Vermont comes to life walking in the footsteps of America's founding fathers.
Two Lane County covered bridges - Goodpasture Covered Bridge and Pengra Covered Bridge - are among the top 20 finalists in the Best Covered Bridge competition being held by USA Today.
>> Home to more than 50 covered bridges, the Granite State also owns and maintains the longest covered bridge in New England, at 449 feet: the 1866 Town lattice truss bridge linking Cornish, New Hampshire, and Windsor, Vermont, over the Connecticut River.
FHWA's Office of Infrastructure Research and Development and the Historic American Engineering Record, a division of the National Park Service (NPS), have maintained a joint research and technology program for historic covered bridges since 2002.
Covered bridges with unique designs and beautiful decorations have a history of more than two thousand years.
America's Covered Bridges: Practical Crossings-Nostalgic Icons is the first book to consider the range of some 15,000 covered bridges built in the U.S.
-- A national group that preserves covered bridges says a quick fix is needed to prevent a bridge in the northern Vermont town of Lyndonville from collapsing into the Passumpsic River, and it's hoping for a fast turnaround on the state and federal permits it needs to begin the work.
Hickory, North Carolina is known for being the home of (a) one of the two remaining covered bridges in the Tar Heel state, and (b) perhaps the worst American polio outbreak of the 20th century.